Autumn is the perfect time to store away anything you won’t need until next Spring. But we know it doesn’t take much for your garage to get out of control, especially when transitioning from season to season.
Follow our top 5 tips to declutter and organize your garage for the Fall. And remember, organizing your garage properly will save you lots of time and energy in the Spring.
Not in the right season? Don’t worry – we also have tips for organizing your garage for the Summer.
How To Organize Your Garage for Fall
- Tip 1: Clear the Clutter
Before you start organizing your garage, it’s a good idea to clear it out and eliminate anything you no longer need. You’ll be surprised at how much storage space this will free up!
Don’t forget to pick up a couple of VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps or some other products from our garage line. They’re great for helping you maximize the overhead storage space in your garage!
- Tip 2: Designate Different Zones in Your Garage
Okay, picture this: your garage is like a giant game of “This Belongs Here.” The trick? Dividing it into different zones for different activities. It’s like creating little neighborhoods for your things, and it’s the best way to tackle a large project like your garage.
Create Easy-Peasy Access
Make zones easily accessible and have them conform to your lifestyle. The best-organized garages work well with your habits, not the other way around.
When spaces have designated zones, it’s easier to put stuff back where it belongs. No more dropping things wherever. Everything has a place!
One of our favorite zones for the Fall is a lawn care and garden zone.
This designated area makes it easy to grab tools you need for the Fall but also store away anything you’ll need for the Summer and springtime.
String trimmer and leaf blower storage
The best way to store these large, bulky items is to hang them vertically.
The VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps are the perfect solution. The straps can hold up to 135 kg, making it simple to grab your leaf blower and tend to your landscaping.
Every garage usually has a wheelbarrow, but they’re a pain in the neck to store, especially because they take up so much floor space in your garage. Solve this problem by hanging them off the wall with a large VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Strap (they’re strong enough to hold up to 300 pounds)
- Tip 3: Get Bulky Summer Items Off the Ground
The last thing you want is to be tripping over your Summer sporting goods while trying to find an extension cord. Instead, hang large items that you don’t use consistently. Here are just a few ideas:
Hanging Bikes in Your Garage
How many times have you needed to move your bike in the garage before you could get to anything?
Bikes are big and bulky and take up considerable floor space. Fortunately, storing your bicycle is now simple and easy.
Fix a strong hook to the wall or ceiling of your garage and hang your bike off it with a VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Strap.
For even more details on how to hang a bike in your garage, check out our step-by-step guide.
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Garage Storage Idea for Kayaks
Summer has ended, and it’s time to put away large sporting equipment. This kayak storage garage idea is great for any storage space, and we promise you’ll love it.
Fix a solid hook to the wall or ceiling of your garage with the VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps. Wrap the straps around the kayak, and BAM! You have a perfect way to use all that vertical storage area in your garage.
- Tip 4: Designate Ladder Storage in Your Garage
Next up, ladders! This garage ladder storage idea will help you eliminate clutter in your space by, you guessed it – storing your ladder.
We know ladders can be cumbersome to store away, but what is the best ceiling ladder storage idea? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!
Take two eye hooks and attach them securely to the ceiling or wall of your garage.
Then use VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps, wrap them around your ladder, and securely clip them into the eye hooks you’ve installed. There you have it, a simple way to hang any ladder! This can even work for extension ladder storage too!
- Tip 5: Store Away Small Items
Garden hose pipes and extension cords can take up lots of space in your garage if left unraveled on the floor. Use this neat trick to keep them organized all year round.
Wrap up your hose pipe with a VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Strap and then hang it on the wall to keep it out of the way while you’re not using it.
With these helpful tips, we know you’re ready to take on decluttering and organizing your garage! If you try these out for yourself, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @VelcroBranduk and happy organizing!